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Offline WapitiTalk1

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Let’s roll with part 4 of this super awesome series of threads on “what’s in your elk pack”. What do you cats have in your elk pack for optics, electronics, and navigation? For the purpose of these threads, let’s assume we’re talking about pack in hunts.

If memory serves, I normally carry the following:

Optics – Binos, Zeiss Terra 10x32; Spotter (if taken), Vortex Razor 11X33X50.
Electronics – GPS, old school Lowrance (15ish years old and still kicking); Rangefinder, Sig Sauer Kilo 1250.
Navigation – Brunton Compass, maps for area(s) hunted.     

Well, what's in your elk pack for optics, electronics, and navigation?
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 10:27:31 AM »
Vortex Razor HD 27-60x85 Spotter
Vortex Razor HD 10x50 Binos
Vortex Ranger 1800 RF

iPhone 6s Plus with OnX maps
Garmin Inreach SE+
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 11:00:19 AM »
Currently:
Binos: Leupold BX4 Pro-Guide HD 10x42
Spotter: Leupold Gold Ring 15-30x50
Range: Leupold RX-1000
GPS: OnXmaps and Google Maps on cell phone

Always have a compass and some form of a map on hand as well.
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 11:49:17 AM »
Binos Swarovski 12X50
Spotter Swarovski  20X60X65
Rangefinder Leupold RX1000
GPS Rhino 755t

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 01:48:14 PM »
It depends on which weapon season, state, and area that I'm hunting regarding which binoculars I bring.
Binos:  Either Vortex Diamondback 8x28 or Nikon Monarch 10x56 (with tripod mount).
Rangefinder:  Leica Rangemaster 1200
GPS:  Garmin E-trex or Garmin Map 60C, OnX Cell Phone App, InReach Explorer
Always a Compass & Maps, which get used often.

I usually keep the GPS off, and use maps.  Only turn on the GPS in the evenings walking back to camp in the dark.

« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 02:32:19 PM by kselkhunter »

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 01:56:34 PM »
Swaro 10x42
Swaro 25x50x65-rarely
Nikon 550 RF
Back Country Navigator app on phone
Rhino--when with buddies
SPOT--1st generation; needs an upgrade to SPOT X or in-reach
7.5' map, navigation compass, and a cheap ball compass tied to my chest strap

Sometimes, I think its all too much.  Then one comes in particularly handy and I keep carrying all that heavy $@*!

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018, 02:02:13 PM »
Rangefinder - Sig Kilo 2200
GPS Sometimes
Cell Phone usually
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 02:08:55 PM »
Rhino
Sig Rangefinder
Inreach
Light 10x42 diamondback vortex
Sometimes 25-50 swaro
Iphone

Sheesh no wonder camp pack is 45# (w spotter)




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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 02:26:27 PM »
Vortex Razor HD 10x42 Binos
Maven S1S Spotter
Sig Sauer Kilo 2000 Rangefinder
Garmin inReach Explorer+
iPhone 6s+ w/ OnX Maps


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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 01:39:03 PM »
Nikon Monarch 7 10x42 ( spotter never comes with for archery elk.  If I'm going to a new area that's open country I may take a tripod)
Nikon rangefinder
Phone w/ Gaia GPS
Inreach
Anker powercell 2 battery pack 23,000, 10,000, or both depending on duration of trip. 

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 03:05:46 PM »
For pack in hunts

Optics....maven b2 11x45,maven doubler, sig 2400, spartan sentinel tripod

Electronic... Samsung s9

Nav.....rhino 655 & compass

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Optics: bushnell Elite 10x50’s (small Tripod for glassing in open areas). No tripod if on the west side.
Range finder: Leupold with angle range compensation.
GPS: Garmin 64st with onx chip
Also carry Delorme in-reach just in case of emergency.

Always carry map and compass in my pack as well.

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 11:38:22 AM »
Garmin Rino 650
Iphone w/ OnX
Sig Kilo 850
Vortex Diamondback 10x42
Leupold gold ring spotter if my pack feels a little too light.

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2018, 11:38:54 AM »
Swaro SLC 10x42
Leica 1200
Silva Ranger compass/topos
iPhone.

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Re: What's in your elk pack part 4 - Optics, Electronics, and Navigation
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2018, 11:56:47 AM »
Vortex 10x42.  Nikon Arrow rangefinder.  Garmin 655t "The Map" gps radio.  Cell with maps app.  Exttra Batt.  flashlight-small.  Old cheap compass.  Paper map/Google earth photo on occasion.
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